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Workshops Offered

"Algebra: 'May the force be with you!': A Workshop on the Algebra You Need to Succeed"
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Mr. Nicolas Zoghb

We'll look at the dos and don'ts in powers and radicals, revisit proper factoring and expansion, brush up on simplification techniques, relearn manipulating fractions to our advantage, and set-up and solve equations in more than one way. Bring your questions.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Anyone taking a math class from fundamentals through differential equations; it can particularly useful for students taking their calculus mastery test

 

"APA Format: Cracking the Code"
     -Mr. Tom Malchodi

This workshop concerns the APA format for research papers, especially the reference page and proper citations.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience: Anyone using the APA documentation style for a class or professionally

 

"Applications of Microsoft Excel for Statistical Analysis"
     —Mr. Karlo Zvonarek

This workshop will present students with Microsoft Excel Data Analysis applications for generating descriptive statistics and developing linear regression equations and graphs.

Length: 50 minutes
Audience: Anyone taking courses in chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, and/or quantitative analysis

 

"Argument and the Evidence to Support It"
      —Ms. Kaye McDonough

Do you find it difficult to formulate an argument? Once you have developed one, do you struggle to present evidence from the text to support it? Using templates and other means, we will explore some strategies you can use. We will consider integration of quoted material into your essay using correct MLA in-text citations and "unpacking" of keywords to strengthen and support your central argument.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Everyone

 

"The Art of Rhetorical Analysis: Classical and Toulmin Methods"
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Ms. Michele Merlo

This workshop will help students develop strategies to complete a masterful rhetorical analysis. To analyze an argument rhetorically means to examine the author's writing strategies and what makes it an effective or ineffective piece of persuasive writing. A rhetorical analysis summarizes a text's main ideas and thesis, and presents some key points about the rhetorical writing strategies aimed at a specific audience. This workshop will focus on a writer's situation, purpose, audience and claims.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience: English Literature and Composition Students

 

"Body Building for Paragraphs"
     —Ms. Kaye McDonough

Does your writing read like a "Run, Spot, Run" Reader? Does every sentence of every paragraph sound the same, but you don't know why? If you wish you had some practical ideas to remedy these problems, come to this workshop for some classic advice taken from the master, William Strunk, who taught E. B. White (Charlotte's Web) to write. Let's talk Strunk!

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Everyone

 

"Council of Science Editors (CSE) Documentation and Format"
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Mrs. Linda Lubrano

This workshop concerns the CSE format for research papers, especially the reference page and proper citations.(PITCH)

Length: 45 minutes
Audience: Anyone using the CSE documentation style for a class or professionally; strongly recommended for students in the College of Engineering

 

"Dancing with Inferential Statistics"
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Dr. Peter Intarapanich

This workshop will explore the concepts of hypotheses and statistical tests for one or more populations, including both the qualitative and quantitative variables.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience: All students who are currently taking statistics courses or planning to use statistical tests in their term papers or theses

 

"Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry"
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Dr. Kevin Lin

This workshop will prepare students for their upcoming final exam and allow them to better understand the mechanisms of organic reactions.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Organic Chemistry students

 

"Getting It Done: Planning, Writing, and Finishing Your Thesis Paper"
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Dr. Leon Weinmann

This workshop guides you through the process of creating your thesis proposal; choosing your committee; and researching, writing, and--most importantly--finishing your thesis on time.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Students working on their undergraduate thesis or master's dissertation

 

"Introduction to Financial Markets"
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Charles Rangel

This workshop introduces the basic concepts of what drives financial markets and how one could invest within these markets in the future.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience: Business students and anyone interested in learning about investing

 

"Making Fractions Your Friends"
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Dr. Sheela Kar and Mr. David Low

Come see how ridiculously easy it is to work with fractions and make your life more enjoyable. We'll explore some simple ways to work with percentages, and, in just a few minutes, fractions will become your friends. After 15 minutes, you will be able add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions in your head in a "fraction" of the time it used to take!

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: MATH 1103, MATH 1109, and MATH 1127 students

 

"Mastering the Calculus I and II Mastery Tests"
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Mr. Rob Harvey, Dr. Peter Intarapanich, and Mr. Nicolas Zoghb

This workshop will help students master the Calculus I and Calculus II Mastery tests. 
IMPORTANT: Each workshop covers a different mastery test.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Anyone taking a relevant math course

 

"MLA Documentation and Format"
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Mr. Tom Malchodi

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the most important MLA documentation and formatting issues including in-text citations, works cited entries, and first page format for MLA essay assignments.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience: Anyone using the MLA documentation style for a class or professionally

 

"Preparing for Your Chemistry Final"
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Scott Alpizar, Mr. Rob Harvey, Laura Herrmann, and Dr. Kevin Lin

This workshop will prepare students for upcoming chemistry finals and show students how to approach studying materials relevant to the course. Sessions are class specific, so be sure to register for the course you're taking.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Anyone taking the relevant chemistry course(s)

 

"Preparing for Your EASC 2211 Final"
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Van Cao

This workshop will prepare students for upcoming EASC 2211 finals and show students how to approach studying materials relevant to the course.

Length: 50 minutes
Audience: Anyone taking EASC 2211

 

"Presentations 101"
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Siddhi Mulaokar

This workshop is all about the basics of creating presentations in 3 different software platforms: PowerPoint, InDesign, and Prezi.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Anyone

 

"Strategies for Solving Word Problems"
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Mr. Karlo Zvonarek

This workshop will present students with strategies for solving word problems in mathematics and science classes.

Length: 50 minutes
Audience: Anyone taking courses in chemistry, math, QUAN, and/or physics

 

"Strategies for Writing Personal Essays"
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Ms. Alice Guido

"We Want You!" The selection process for a graduate program or an internship begins with you, but from the moment your application reaches a selection committee (or individual), the dynamic shifts. At this point, the question becomes, "Why should we accept you? How will we benefit from your association with us?" Before you place your destiny in the hands of your preferred institution or organization, learn strategies to write a personal essay that says, "I'm the one!"

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Students applying for a graduate school program or internship that requires a personal essay

 

"Structuring Your Research Paper: Planning through Documenting"
     —Ms. Debbie Malewicki and Ms. Jodi Shydlo

We will explore how to structure, and stay organized while preparing, your research paper from brainstorming to the sweet end.

Length: 90 minutes (Please be sure to attend the entire presentation.)
Audience: Students addressing longer (five pages+) research essays

 

"Think Before You Hit that 'Send' Key: Email 'Netiquette' Explained"
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Mrs. Pavelle Wesser-Mitra

This workshop provides strategies for writing effective emails by following the rules of Netiquette to help you communicate more effectively and efficiently with professors, prospective employers, and future clients. Learn how to avoid the most common errors that lead to misunderstandings and/or exclude you from an employment opportunity.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Everyone who uses e-mail

 

"Today's Initiatives, Tomorrow's Success: Career Techniques"
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Jenny Lam and Noumso Kaba

This is a general career building workshop that is open for students that may need some tips on jumpstarting their careers. The presenters will explain the importance of internships, how to find internships, resume tips, and basic interviewing tips. The presenters will share their experiences and explore other students' experiences and goals. Their goals are to motivate fellow classmates to reach their highest potential in their career and emphasize the utilization of our career development center as a major resource UNH offers.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Anyone

 

"Understanding Circuits"
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Syed Razvi

This workshop covers the following topics in relation to Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Physics: overview of Ohm's law, Kirchoff's voltage and current law, finding equivalent resistors in a circuit by combining series and parallel resistors, charging and discharging of a capacitor, Mesh and Nodal Analysis, Thevenin's and Norton equivalent circuits, operational amplifiers, voltage across inductors and current through capacitors, conversion of inductors and capacitors to impedance and treat them as a resistor, and different ways to deal with the conversion from polar to rectangle and rectangle to polar form using a calculator.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Students in EASC 1107, EASC 1112, EASC 2211, EASC 2230, all EE courses, & PHYS 2205 or higher

 

"Unit Conversions and You"
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Mr. George Lardas

The mishandling of quantities measured in units is a source of mistakes and misunderstanding for many students. This workshop presents a step-by-step approach to avoid common errors and ensure that calculations are dimensionally correct.

Length: 50 minutes
Audience: Students of physics, chemistry, engineering, etc.

 

"Victory Over Vectors"
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Mr. George Lardas

Vectors are quantities with magnitude and direction and are fundamental to physics and engineering. They are presented both geometrically (as arrows) and analytically (using components). We will review vector operations (dot and cross products).

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Students of physics and engineering

 

"What Is Analysis? How Do I Write It?"
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Ms. Debbie Malewicki and Ms. Jodi Shydlo

Are you frustrated each time that your professor asks you to include more analysis? Are you confused by what she/he means and where you're going wrong? We will help you understand what your professor is seeking and why analysis is critical to academic and professional papers.

NOTE: This workshop focuses on a literary analysis for discussion purposes. Content may then be applied to other subjects.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Everyone, but especially composition/literature students

 

"What Is Plagiarism? How Do I Avoid It?"
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Ms. Janet Wu York and Ms. Martha Dumas

Are you confused about when you need to cite? Are you frightened by the prospect of accidentally plagiarizing? Do you want to know how to cite in different circumstances, including for oral presentations? Check out this workshop to learn the answers.

Length: 60 minutes
Audience: Everyone